Courchevel 1550. Residence Les Brigues is a basic accommodation in a prime location for keen skiers, perfect for those wanting to experience one of Europe’s premier ski areas on a budget. Located up on a lovely wooded hillside in the quiet area of Les Brigues, it’s a 10 minute downhill walk into the centre of 1550 although a regular bus runs throughout the day too. Intermediate skiers can access the slopes by the red ‘Les Brigues’ run which is 300m along a cat track from the property, and are able to ski back to the door by the same route. For beginner skiers, the Courchevel 1550 gondola in the resort centre is the best access to the ski area. This property is an excellent choice for those looking to be set in a relaxing location away from the nightlife, and wanting to enjoy Les Trois Vallees without the normal costs associated to it.
All apartments feature a balcony or terrace and a kitchenette with 2 hot plates, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and bathroom. Separate WC’s are featured in 1 bedroom apartments.
STUDIO APARTMENT (4): (approx 25m2) Living area with 2 single beds, entranceway with 2 bunk beds
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT (6): (approx 30m2) Living area with a pull-out bed, bedroom with 2 single beds; entranceway with bunk beds
For other apartment types please contact us for more details.
- Bed linen
Payable in resort:
- Covered car parking
- End of stay cleaning, except kitchen
- WiFi (in reception)
- Laundry facilities
Courchevel ski resort
The chic resort of the Trois Vallees. Known as the ‘chic’ resort of the Trois Vallées, the ski resort of Courchevel is one of the most glamorous resorts in the Alps and therefore a regular holiday destination for many celebrities.
Made up of four separate village-resorts generally known by their altitude in metres, this outstanding resort offers something for everyone. The mountain road winds up from Le Praz (1300), the quaintest village, past 1550, through 1650 to 1850. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 is probably the most cosmopolitan of the four villages in the Trois Vallees and certainly one of the top luxury resorts in the world. Smart, sophisticated and expensive, with excellent restaurants, shops and bars, Courchevel 1850 is the snowy playground of the rich and famous. Courchevel 1650 is quieter, with an old village centre, lively bars and quietly situated chalets. Courchevel 1550 and Le Praz are also much quieter villages than 1850, with a handful of quaint bars and restaurants. The lift system covers both sides of the valley and the world's largest cable car, heading up to La Saulire, connects Courchevel to the rest of the 3 Valley ski area.
Apres ski activities in Courchevel include hot air ballooning trip, skidoo trips, parapenting, massage, bowling, ice skating, ice go-karting, tobogganing, rafting down the Olympic ski jump in Le Praz or sky diving over the mountains. There are also some great events to watch out for including the New Years Eve party on the piste and the renowned Courchevel freeride event.
Skiing and boarding in Courchevel
Skiing in Courchevel offers an excellent range of skiing for all abilities - from trouble-free skiing (to get those ski legs back) to some exciting red and blacks higher up. Further afield takes you throughout the Three Valleys network where certain areas challenge even the most advanced skier
The ski resort of Courchevel has some of the best groomed pistes in Europe and forms part of the fabulous Trois Vallées ski area (600km). Skiing in Courchevel offers something for all levels of skier. The lift system is excellent, enabling beginners to find wide and easy slopes, intermediates to ski and board the length and breadth of the Trois Vallées on exciting reds or leisurely blues, and advanced skiers to find truly challenging blacks and vast areas of off-piste.
The ski resort of Courchevel is a fantastic base from which to explore the whole 3 Valley ski area. The ski resort of Courchevel is located within the world famous 3 Valley ski area, one of the worlds largest ski areas. It comprises 5 ski resorts - Courchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and La Tania. It boasts 600km of marked runs, 200 direct ski lifts, over 1230 snow canons and a tremendous variety of skiing for all abilities. There is a fun park with half pipe and plenty of jumps for boarders. Snow conditions are almost guaranteed to be good from early December to late April.
The ski resort of Courchevel is the absolute crème de la crème of European ski resorts. Located in the world famous Valleys ski area it is one of the most glamorous ski holiday destinations in France and offers fantastic skiing and boarding.
Apres ski in Courchevel
Apres ski in the ski resort of Courchevel is plentiful and varied. All four villages have a variety of bars and restaurants. The ski resort of Courchevel 1850 has the largest selection of après-ski activities, with a wide choice of good bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightspots. For refreshment close to home you need venture no further than TJ’s bar (downstairs in the Catina). Extra activities include ice-skating, bowling, tobogganing, ice climbing, hang-gliding, climbing, cinema and skidooing.
If you want to have a rest from the apres ski one night and would prefer a massage to ease those muscles, then why not book yourself a massage with Massage Me.
This winter we are delighted to offer a private nanny service in partnership with t4 Nanny in Courchevel. For more information on t4 Nanny and what they can offer during your family ski holiday, please contact us.
Off piste: ****
Non skiers: ****
Les Brigues Apartments
- Type: Apartment
- Board basis: Self catering
- Sleeps: 4 - 6
- Car Parking: Yes
- Child Care: Yes
- Close to Piste: Yes
- Piste/Lift: On the piste
- Ski Bus: Outside the residence
- Town centre: 10 mins walk
- WiFi: Yes
- Snowmaking machines: 2,000 machines
- Resort height: 1,300-1,850m, 4,130-6,070ft
- Highest lift: 3230m
- No. of lifts: 200
- No. of slopes: 330
- Total piste length: 600km
- Snowparks: 7 including Boarder Cross
- Purpose built: No
- Glacier: No
- Transfer times: Geneva: 3 hrs, Grenoble: 3 hrs 30 mins, Chambery: 2 hrs
- Train transfer: 40 mins (20 mins to Le Praz)